Religious Story Exhibition in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do
On May 22, the HWPL Global 12 Branch held an exhibition, “Religious Stories Through Famous Paintings,” at the HWPL WARP Office in Jeongeup and invited citizens. At the exhibition, Lee Yong-woo, head of the Jeongeup Regional Headquarters of Global 12 Branch of HWPL, and four religious leaders, including Song Kyung-hwan, retired pastor of the Christian Church of Korea; Monk Myojeong, the chief monk of Hyangnimsa Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism; and Eungok Daejongsa Temple, a sailor of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, also attended to listen to each other’s religious stories and to pledge harmony.
Lee Yong-woo, head of the Jeongeup Regional Branch of the HWPL Global 12 Branch, said, “We were able to understand each other’s religion through the exhibition. I hope we can continue to have various cultural exchanges in the future. About 70-80% of the current wars and conflicts are due to religious conflicts. As a way to reduce these religious conflicts and disputes, HWPL has established and operated HWPL WARP Offices around the world. I hope it will serve as an opportunity to reduce religious conflicts by forming cultural exchanges and religious harmony here.”
After the exhibition, each religious leader had a meeting with visitors, and Monk Myojeong, the chief monk of Hyangnimsa Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, said, “I want to join HWPL’s peace work since I saw and experienced HWPL’s passion for peace.”
Through peaceful communication and cultural exchanges among religions, we hope that religious people in Jeollabuk-do will have more time for harmony.